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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Humane Society will give you a bad custom drawing of your pet for a $15 donation

33KMashable / 9h
Fine art is often an investment, but there are some affordable options out there. For example, a $15 donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society will get you a custom drawing of your pet. There's a catch, though: The drawing won't necessarily be good. It's part of an extremely wholesome fundraiser, though, so you have no room to complain. " We have a pool of staff and volunteers standing by, eager t

The creator of the Konami Code has died

Konami Kazuhisa Hashimoto32KEngadget / 6h
Konami confirmed the death on Wednesday, saying on Twitter, "We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the 'Konami Code.'"
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Kazuhisa Hashimoto, a deeply talented producer who first introduced the world to the "Konami Code".

No Time To Die is the longest James Bond movie ever, it seems

500+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 16h
US cinema chain Regal has unveiled the runtime of the new Bond movie No Time To Die – and at an eye-watering 163 minutes, you better make sure you go to the bathroom before you sit down to watch it.
The previous record-holder for longest Bond movie was the bloated Spectre, which was 148 minutes long (and felt like it).

iOS 13.4 beta reveals wireless OTA OS Recovery coming soon

Apple Mac iOS 13.4SlashGear / 15min
Given how Apple has been pushing the iPad as the next generation of computers (while still clinging to Macs and MacBooks), you’d think that it would have come up with a way to restore a device without using a traditional computer.
Often, the last resort is to restore the iPhone or iPad by connecting it to a computer but it seems that Apple is finally coming up with a way that to do all of that through the convenience of a wireless Internet connection.

Classic 'Oprah Winfrey Show' episodes return in podcast form

60Engadget / 56min
According to People , the host's network plans to turn all 4,500 The Oprah Winfrey Show episodes into podcasts -- that's 25 years' worth of episodes, which originally aired from 1986 to 2011 on TV.
You can listen to the show on Apple Podcast on March 3rd, but it will apparently be available on other platforms, as well.

This is the world's cheapest 3D printer, just make sure you're good at DIY

40TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 1h
Checkout the list of best printers of 2020
Why not read our list of best Mac printers

Microsoft Issues Financial Warning Because of Coronavirus

92NYT > Technology / 1h
Apple said the factories that make its iPhones were slower to reopen after the Chinese Lunar New Year than it had expected, and the company experienced lower demand for its products from Chinese consumers.
The financial warnings from Microsoft and Apple — two of the most valuable publicly traded companies in the world — underscore the vulnerability of technology supply chains in China, said Dan Ives, a managing director at Wedbush Securities.

Octavia E. Butler's Sci-Fi Novel Dawn May Be Coming to Amazon

31Gizmodo / 1h
Butler , and Variety reports Ava DuVernay is teaming up with Victoria Mahoney to develop it into a series for Amazon .
Mahoney will write the script and direct the pilot, with DuVernay’s company Array among the producers.

Windows 10 Start Menu to ditch Live Tiles, look more like Windows 10X

SlashGear / 1h
When Microsoft launched Windows 8, desktop users were taken aback by the strange new Start Screen (it wasn’t even just a menu back then).
On desktops, however, the Windows Start menu isn’t some always-visible window and live tiles only get in the way of quickly accessing apps and files.

Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away

Konami Kazuhisa HashimotoSlashGear / 1h
Instead, game developers would often sneak in some obscure techniques to make gamers’ lives a bit easier or at least more amusing, a strategy that gave birth to an Easter egg culture that continues to exist today.
Referenced today as part of more modern hidden gems, the late Kazuhisa Hashimoto created the code to give players a break.

Etsy sellers are furious over new mandatory ad fees

100+Mashable / 2h
Etsy sellers are furious about the website's new advertising scheme, which will impose huge fees on some sales. What's worse, certain users aren't even allowed to opt out. Etsy announced two new updates to its advertising model in a February 26 blog post . Firstly, the ecommerce website is removing Google Shopping ads from its current advertising tool Etsy Ads, meaning sellers who use it will onl

GOG’s more lenient refund policy accepts games that were already played

GOG 30-Day Refund PolicySlashGear / 2h
Now it’s taking one more step towards that identity with a new refund policy that lets you return games as long as they fall within a certain time period, even if you’ve already downloaded them.
In other words, as long as it’s within a 30-day refund period, you can get a full refund even if you’ve downloaded or even played the game.

Rumble's First Trailer Introduces a World of Professional Kaiju Wrestling

1KGizmodo / 2h
Tentacular jumping into the ring. Image: Paramount Trailer Frenzy A special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving. Nerds love watching gargantuan kaiju beat the snot out of each other almost as much as they love watching professional wrestlers get greased up and brawl in the ring, which makes it surprisingly as hell that a movie like Paramount’s upcoming Rumble

Reddit CEO: TikTok is ‘fundamentally parasitic’

100+TechCrunch / 2h
TikTok is one of the hottest social media platforms but the CEO of Reddit had some harsh words for the popular app, calling it “fundamentally parasitic” at an event Wednesday.
The comments from Reddit CEO and co-founder Steve Huffman were some of the more controversial offered up during a panel discussion with former public policy exec Elliot Schrage and former Facebook VP of Product Sam Lessin.

'Predator: Hunting Grounds' multiplayer trial kicks off March 27th

88Engadget / 2h
You might not have to wonder whether or not Predator: Hunting Grounds ' asymmetric fights will be worth your time when the game arrives on April 24th -- you'll soon have an opportunity to try it in advance.
You can either join a human fireteam and work together to survive while accomplishing objectives, or play by yourself as a Predator hunting the group with an incredible arsenal at your disposal.

Google Translate finally gets new languages in latest update

Google Translate FiveSlashGear / 2h
After years without a language addition, Google Translate has been updated with five new languages. The languages are collectively spoken by around 75 million people in various parts of the world, according to Google, which says that these are the first new languages added to the service in four years. The five new languages are available now, joining the dozens that were already available. Googl

Google wants Android back on Huawei devices, has applied for a license

Google US Android Huawei60TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 2h
After the US government placed a ban on certain Chinese companies working with local businesses, Huawei was forced to drop Google’s Android operating system from all its devices as the search giant was an American company. Now, Google has applied for a license with the US government, asking permission to resume business with the Chinese company, only a few days after it warned Huawei device users

No bad Apples: iPhone-maker forbids villains from using its devices on screen

Apple Johnson iPhones44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
In a bombshell revelation that may very well spoil all 'whodunnit' films for you going forward, Knives Out director Rian Johnson has revealed that Apple won't allow villains to use iPhones in movies. iPhone 11 review iPhone 11 Pro review iPhone 11 Pro Max review In a Knives Out scene breakdown video for Vanity Fair, Johnson revealed some fascinating information regarding Apple's policy when it co

Coronavirus sees China crack down on VPNs

64TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 3h
The ongoing coronavirus crisis is making it more difficult for Chinese citizens and expats in the country to access the global internet as the Chinese government has once again initiated a crackdown on VPN services.
VPNs give users the ability to bypass China's Great Firewall and the country's government allows these services to operate to some degree.

Galaxy S20 Ultra camera update promised but timeline still unknown

Samsung Galaxy UltraSlashGear / 3h
Samsung’s official response is basically that it is continually working to improve camera performance but stops short of confirming anything about the update, including a date.
Very little is mentioned in the changelog other than improving the camera experience and even less information is available on when the update with roll out to the rest of the world.

2021 VW Golf GTI official: New hot hatch icon brings a GTE hybrid too

40SlashGear / 3h
Volkswagen has revealed the new 2021 VW Golf GTI, the latest generation of the iconic hot hatch, and it’s bringing an electrified friend along for the ride. Set to make its full debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2020, the new Golf GTI and the 2021 Golf GTE hybrid promise lashings of tech to go along with their enthusiast-focused tuning. They’re based on the eighth generation Golf , which Volkswagen

'Lizzie McGuire' reboot's future is in jeopardy. What now?

100+Mashable / 3h
"Sounds familiar." Image: Aaron Poole/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images Editors independently select all products and services featured here. If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission. By Alison Foreman 2020-02-27 01:21:05 UTC Rebooting a beloved series is inherently tricky business, but revitalizing aughts sitcom Lizzie McGuire has proved messier than m

Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8 won’t be getting Android 10

SlashGear / 3h
Samsung has definitely gotten better at pushing out timely updates, at least to its still-supported phones but it’s no Essential and will never really be one. It’s definitely not going to start indulging owners of its older smartphones, including older flagships, especially when there’s more to be gained by focusing on the current lineup. That’s why it shouldn’t really be a surprise that the Gala

New 'Shovel Knight' spinoff is a Tetris-like puzzle game

Shovel Knight PD YCG87Engadget / 4h
Shovel Knight is getting a second spinoff, and like its first, it's far from being an action-adventure platformer like the original game. Yacht Club Games and indie game developer Vine are working on a new title called Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon , a falling block puzzle game that may remind you of Tetris or Candy Crush . If you'll recall, the developer also announced a spinoff entitled Shovel K

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark III rumored to be launching "relatively soon"

84TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
It might be over two years old now but the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is still quite the pocket rocket. So if Canon decides it's time to give it a new lick of paint and produce a Mark III upgraded version, it would likely be one of the best compact cameras you could buy. If Canon Rumors is to be believed, we might just see the PowerShot G9 X Mark III arrive this year. According to the camera ne

Tim Cooke says Apple's first Indian store to open 2021

Apple India Tim Cook200+BBC News - Technology / 4h
Apple investors also voted on a proposal meant to change the way the company handles requests by governments to remove applications from its App Store.
Apple's chief executive Tim Cooke said the company would open its first physical stores in India in 2021 and a online outlet later this year.

Eight Things Guys Can Only Buy at Sephora

Gizmodo / 4h
Another Sephora exclusive, this face oil is great for all skin types and helps to address blemishes and redness.
Time to invest in a good set of tweezers, and Tweezerman makes the gold (or is it pink?) standard.

Anti-vaxxers wage war in Conn., lawmaker calls vaccines “witches brew”

200+Ars Technica / 4h
The bill was spurred by reports from state health officials of a 25 percent spike in religious exemptions from last year, lowering overall vaccination rates in state schools.
The legislature’s public health committee passed the bill Monday in a 14-11 vote bu t not before making a last-minute amendment that would grandfather in children who already have such an exemption.

Save up to AU$592 on the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Laptop 3 on the Microsoft Store

44TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 4h
With summer winding down and most students set to return to university this week, there’s some excellent back-to-uni deals available on laptops and 2-in-1s to help you ace your assignments and coursework. But even if your uni days are long behind you, now is a great opportunity to snag a hefty discount on a top-notch machine, such as Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 or Surface Laptop 3, both of which ar

Marijuana compound may be a powerful treatment against MRSA

57SlashGear / 4h
A non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis (“marijuana”) may work as well as a ‘powerful antibiotic’ in treating Staphylococcus aureus, more commonly known as MRSA.
The discovery comes amid the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which is difficult to treat and potentially deadly.

Roblox raises $150M Series G, led by Andreessen Horowitz, now valued at $4B

200+TechCrunch / 4h
Online gaming platform Roblox, now home to 115 million largely Gen Z players per month, announced today it has raised $150 million in Series G funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Late Stage Venture fund. The company will also open a tender offer for up to $350 million of common and preferred shares, it says. The company has previously offered stakeholders and employees liquidity through periodi

Astronomers Conclude Massive Exoplanet Could Host Life

200+Futurism / 4h
Last year, two different teams of astronomers independently concluded that there are significant amounts of water vapor in the planet’s hydrogen-rich atmosphere.
A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge determined that an exoplanet called K2-18b is capable of holding liquid water at habitable conditions.

Clarence Thomas laments ruling that let FCC kill net neutrality

300+Engadget / 4h
His decision in the 2005 Brand X broadband case let the FCC classify internet service any way it liked as long as there was a justification, giving Ajit Pai's FCC the tools it needed to kill net neutrality .
Mozilla still has the option of appealing to the Supreme Court after it lost its bid to overturn Pai's net neutrality repeal, but that doesn't mean other justices will see things his way.

WHO Accused of Conducting Vaccine Trial Without Participant Consent in Three African Countries

300+Gizmodo / 4h
A scathing opinion piece in the BMJ is accusing the World Health Organization of conducting a pilot program in Africa for an experimental malaria vaccine without acquiring the informed consent of participants.
The trial in question is currently underway in Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya and is slated to involve over 720,000 children, who will be administered the experimental malaria vaccine, called Mosquirix, over the next two years, according to the BMJ opinion piece , authored by Peter Doshi, the journal’s associate editor.

JetBlue Is Using Coronovirus Fears To Sell More Tickets

View from the Wing / 4h
However if you buy a new ticket starting tomorrow through March 11 for travel completed by June 1, no cancellation fees will apply .
JetBlue Is Using Coronovirus Fears To Sell More Tickets

Founders Factory backs Creator Fund, student-led VC to back EU student startups

100+TechCrunch / 4h
In its long march to gradually cover several aspects of the U.K.’s startup scene, Founders Factory has invested in Creator Fund , the student-led venture capital fund.
It will use a network of “student VCs” in university campuses to invest in new technology ventures and student founders.

St. Louis Airport adds its third Priority Pass lounge

The Points Guy / 5h
Wingtips, one of three Priority Pass lounges at STL, is located in Terminal 2, which is exclusively home to Southwest Airlines .
Wingtips Lounge, is the newest Priority Pass lounge to open its doors to travelers at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL).

Netflix teams with six Japanese creators for original anime shows

SlashGear / 5h
Netflix has teamed up with several Japanese creators as part of its plan to launch original anime programming in the future. Netflix announced the new deal on Tuesday, explaining that it has tapped screenwriters, manga artists, novelists, and others as part of this new deal. New content created by these partners will join Netflix’s growing body of original anime works. Netflix has already release

OPPO Watch curved screen mystery unraveling: Who made this?

SlashGear / 5h
Today new imagery leaked of the unreleased (and still largely unrevealed) OPPO Watch. This watch was first leaked with imagery that looked a whole lot like an Apple Watch. Then we saw a slightly different angle – courtesy of Brian Shen, Vice President and President of Global Marketing for OPPO – and the term “game changer.” He referred then to the “curved screen and 3D glass” that was, with the w

A look at Made Renovation, which just raised $9 million in seed funding to zero in on bathroom remodels

200+TechCrunch / 5h
Made Renovation , a new, San Francisco-based company, thinks it has found a profitable way to help homeowners get done something that busy general contractors in the Bay Area won’t otherwise make time for, which is bathroom remodels. Why they typically pass on these: they have too many entire homes, or, at least, entire floors, to build for affluent regional homeowners who’ve kept the constructio

Why It's Hard, But Not Impossible, to Make a Board Game About Climate Change

100+Gizmodo / 5h
There have been a few exceptions, like 2012's CO2 and the upcoming card game Tipping Point , but climate change as a topic is still largely absent, even though it’s one of the biggest issues of our time.
Mariposas doesn’t integrate human-created habitat loss or other climate change concerns into the game—though Hargrave said the rulebook includes an information sheet about monarch population threats—but it’s an unavoidable truth while playing it.

Study Maps the Hundreds of Bacteria That Live in the Human Vagina

71Gizmodo / 5h
Research on the vaginal microbiome has so far suggested that it’s a lot less diverse than the gut microbiome, with fewer distinct species of bacteria living there.
If that’s the case, Ravel added, then a healthy vaginal microbiome isn’t just about having the right mix of bacterial species, but the right mix of strains of a bacteria.

Wow! JetBlue eliminating cancel and change fees due to the coronavirus

100+The Points Guy / 5h
Even though there currently aren’t any travel restrictions in JetBlue’s network, the airline is suspending change and cancel fees for new flights booked within the next two weeks.
Specifically, if you book a flight between Thursday, Feb. 27, through March 11 for travel on or before June 1, you won’t pay a change or cancel fee if you decide to reschedule your flight.

Coronavirus: JetBlue Will Waive Cancelation Fees On New Tickets

100+One Mile at a Time / 5h
At this point there’s not any immediate reason to be concerned about coronavirus in the US, but JetBlue is introducing this policy to give customers confidence that they will not be charged any fees for changes or cancelations given how the coronavirus situation is evolving.
JetBlue has today announced that they will suspend all change and cancelation fees for newly booked tickets:

Hustle Fund’s Elizabeth Yin discusses 2020’s fundraising landscape

52TechCrunch / 5h
On the heels of her conversation-driving Twitter thread on 2020’s venture fundraising climate, Hustle Fund’s Elizabeth Yin converted her thoughts into an op-ed for TechCrunch . In keeping with her expansive thread, we asked her to adapt her thread for a TechCrunch column and join us for an extended conversation. What follows is an interview between Yin and myself that came after I read her piece

The fundraising landscape is shifting in 2020

San Francisco tBA 202084TechCrunch / 5h
In the San Francisco Bay Area, if you’re a founder who has a “well-branded” resume, it’s a fantastic time to raise money at the earliest stages.
When I was a founder many years ago, I felt like I heard constantly conflicting advice and opinions on raising money for my startup.

Google Translate adds languages for the first time in four years

Google Translate Five100+Engadget / 5h
Believe it or not, Google hasn't added languages to Translate since 2016 -- it's not clear why, but the company is making up for that apparent omission. It's adding five languages, including Kinyarwanda (Rwanda), Odia (India), Tata, Turkmen and, notably, Uyghur. It may be difficult for Uyghurs to use this service when China both blocks Google services and has been targeting their population , but

Seamless+ Exists Now, Because Every Goddamn Thing Needs to Be a Subscription Service

30Gizmodo / 5h
Launched today alongside Grubhub+ (Grubhub owns both delivery platforms, and they appear to be in every way identical), both extraneous Plus programs are proof there’s no limit to the number of totally inapplicable things that marketing dipshits will try to turn into a subscription service, all in the name of steady, recurring revenue.
$10 a month gets you free delivery and...

Fake copyright claim takes down Twitch’s biggest political streamers during Democratic debate

100+Mashable / 6h
A fake copyright infringement claim resulted in the removal of some of Twitch’s biggest political channels. On Tuesday night, a number of popular left-leaning Twitch streamers found their channels shut down during their livestream coverage of the South Carolina Democratic Primary Debate. The streamers who were issued a ban include Chapo Trap House, The Majority Report, The Serfs, Bad Bunny, Trih

Could the coronavirus end the decade-long U.S. airline expansion?

36The Points Guy / 6h
The New York-based airline reiterated that it had not seen any erosion of demand on Wednesday when it waived change fees for travelers with coronavirus concerns.
JetBlue Airways has already waived flight rebooking and cancellation fees for passengers with concerns about the coronavirus, and other U.S. carriers are expected to follow.

Google will spend billions on data centers and offices in the US this year

56TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 6h
Google will spend more than $10bn in offices and data centers across the US this year according to a new blog post from Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai .
In a blog post announcing this year's new investments, Pichai explained how they will help create thousands of jobs across the US, saying:

Someone Set Up a Weird, Fake Corporate Website to Trick Twitch Into Banning Left-Wing Streamers

100+Gizmodo / 6h
(While a Chapo contributor told Gizmodo their channel had streamed actual footage of the debate, and Pakman tweeted that he streamed audio, Trihex insisted on Twitter that he had only streamed subtitles so his fans could watch him alongside an official debate stream.) Copies of the takedown notices seen by Gizmodo show that they were supposedly filed on behalf of CBS News, but listed the claimant as a firm called “Praxis Political.”
That in and of itself is not unusual—some Twitch personalities were the subject of similar punishment for streaming a CNN-hosted Democratic debate last year—but the claimant listed was a likely nonexistent political firm with email addresses that bounce, and that has no clear connection to CBS News, the actual rights holder of the broadcast.

Five Clever Ways to Store and Display an Eyewear Collection

21Lifehacker / 6h
A lidded storage box is an elegant solution for displaying eyewear while also protecting the lenses from environmental detritus like dust that can lead to scratching.
This sunglasses display case can be used in two different ways: It has a flip-top lid that snaps in place to protect eyewear from dust and other debris.

LG’s 2020 flagship smartphone is LG V60 ThinQ

LG V60 Dual Screen56Ars Technica / 6h
Also like the LG V50, the V60 again has an optional second screen attachment, This makes the phone look a bit like a
Mobile World Congress had to stay home sick this year with the coronavirus , but that's not stopping the mobile industry from making a bunch of announcements this week.

US Coronavirus Prep, a Fatal Tesla Crash Ruling, and More News

200+Wired / 6h
The NTSB found that the automaker bears some responsibility for the crash and should restrict the use of its Autopilot feature and better detect when drivers are paying attention; however, the agency also criticized the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hands-off approach to regulating new vehicle technology like Autopilot, saying that it had overlooked risks of advanced driver-assistance features.
On Tuesday, a top US health official urged the American public to begin preparing for “severe” disruption to their daily lives due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney says adios altogether to the company amid layoffs

63TechCrunch / 6h
Last week, the Business of Fashion broke the news that co-founder and CEO Tyler Haney was stepping down from her role as CEO of the activewear label Outdoor Voices, citing slowing growth for the company and reporting that mismanagement was one reason for executive turnover at the top of the organization.
None of this sat very well with Haney, apparently, who last week suggested in an email that the BoF report wasn’t entirely accurate, and now, according to the company, has “made a personal decision to resign from Outdoor Voices .”

NASA says final Orion spacecraft ACM motor test was a success

SlashGear / 6h
On Tuesday, NASA conducted the final test of the Orion spacecraft’s attitude control motor (ACM) created by Northrop Grumman. The space agency declared this test a ‘spectacular success,’ explaining that the evaluation was conducted at a facility in Maryland. The motor is a vital component in the upcoming Artemis space missions. The Orion spacecraft features a protective feature called the launch

Amazon all set to enter India’s food delivery market

400+TechCrunch / 6h
Amazon’s foray into the food delivery market would create new challenges for Prosus Ventures-backed Swiggy, and Zomato, a 10-year-old startup that acquired Uber’s Eats business in India for about $180 million in January.
Weeks after Uber exited India’s food delivery market , conceding defeat to local giants Swiggy and Zomato, a new player is gearing up to challenge the heavily-backed duopoly: Amazon.

Last Chance: Buy LifeMiles With 140% Bonus (Special OMAAT Promo)

500+One Mile at a Time / 6h
LifeMiles ordinarily sells miles for ~3.3 cents each, so if you max out the promotion and buy miles with a 140% bonus, you’re paying just 1.375 cents per purchased mile , which is a fantastic value.
LifeMiles is known for the excellent promotions they offer on purchased miles, and a couple of weeks ago they launched their latest suck promotion, exclusively through OMAAT (of course you’re welcome to share the deal with anyone you’d like).

Want great vegetables? Cook them in meat

100+Lifehacker / 6h
I know it’s been said that butter and salt are why restaurant food tastes so good, and that’s true, but stock is up there, too.
The chef, Paul Longobardi , reached over me one day and knocked a double-boiler of chicken stock into a pan of pasta primavera.

Why I’m Starting To Worry About Coronavirus, And What I’m Doing About It

49View from the Wing / 6h
They may have infected airport employees and flight attendants, who continued to interact with passengers and fly.
However there’s the Korean Air flight attendant who tested positive, and did an LAX roundtrip a week and a half ago.

Altered Carbon's Simone Missick Says Misty Knight Is Partially to Thank for Getting the New Gig

200+Gizmodo / 6h
In an interview with io9 at an Altered Carbon press junket, Missick talked about moving from Marvel’s Misty to Trepp, a cool but intense bounty hunter who finds herself coming after the Last Envoy known as Takeshi Kovacs (now played by Anthony Mackie ).
The newest star of Altered Carbon , Simone Missick, may be best known for playing Misty Knight in Marvel’s now-defunct Netflix Universe , but her latest role is going to turn (and decapitate) some heads.

How a Hacker's Mom Broke Into a Prison—and the Warden's Computer

500+Wired / 6h
"She approached me one day and said, 'you know, I want to break in somewhere," says Strand, who is sharing the experience this week at the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco.
She was confident, given that professional experience, that she could pose as a state health inspector to gain access to the prison.

More popular WordPress plugins are being attacked

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According to BleepingComputer , at least two threat actors are actively attacking unpatched versions of the ThemeGrill Demo Importer, Profile Builder and Duplicator plugins.
Cybercriminals are paying close attention to the security flaws that were recently discovered in several popular WordPress plugins and they have begun to target websites that still run vulnerable versions of them.

First Amendment doesn’t apply on YouTube; judges reject PragerU lawsuit

1KArs Technica / 7h
7 with 7 posters participating YouTube is a private forum and therefore not subject to free-speech requirements under the First Amendment, a US appeals court ruled today . "Despite YouTube's ubiquity and its role as a public-facing platform, it remains a private forum, not a public forum subject to judicial scrutiny under the First Amendment," the court said. PragerU, a conservative media company

Apple to begin online sales in India this year, open first retail store in 2021

Apple India Tim Cook84TechCrunch / 7h
For a decade, Apple has solely relied on third-party sellers, stores and marketplaces to sell its products in India. That will begin to change this year. At the company’s annual shareholder meeting Wednesday, chief executive Tim Cook told investors that Apple will open its online store in India, the world’s second largest smartphone market, at some point this year, and set up its first flagship b

As Block exits, Salesforce forecasts it will surpass $20B in revenue in FY2021

Salesforce Keith Block200+TechCrunch / 7h
When Keith Block joined Salesforce from Oracle in 2013, the CRM giant was already a successful SaaS vendor on a billion-dollar quarterly revenue cadence.
That means the company spent more than $25 billion over a couple of years to buy substantial companies that will help them build their business.

'Frozen' songwriters play 'Sing That Disney Tune'

32Mashable / 7h
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the husband and wife team that wrote "Let It Go," sing some of their favorite Disney songs while telling behind-the-scenes secrets about writing their iconic songs from "Frozen" and "Frozen II." Read more... More about Disney , Mashable Video , Frozen , Let It Go , and Frozen 2

The Tokyo Olympics May Be Canceled Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

4KFuturism / 7h
It’s possible the Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be canceled due to the international coronavirus outbreak, according to a high-ranking organizer of the event.
Japan is officially spending about $12.6 billion on the events, according to the AP, but one estimate holds that it’s spending twice that amount.

Avianca will introduce basic economy in North America

The Points Guy / 7h
Swiatek said Avianca doesn’t plan to follow Spirit into every new city it’s adding, but the basic economy fares allow Avianca to defend its turf against the discounter on routes where the two airlines compete directly.
In 2012, Delta Air Lines was the first U.S. carrier to introduce a basic economy fare, and other major carriers including American and United followed suit in the years after as the legacy airlines tried to compete more directly on price with discount carriers like Spirit .

San Francisco declared coronavirus state of emergency as a precaution

San Francisco CoronavirusSlashGear / 7h
San Francisco has declared a state of emergency over the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn’t mean quite what you think it does. The declaration was made in anticipation of future troubles related to the virus, not due to a present outbreak in the region, the city’s mayor noted during a press conference on Tuesday. San Francisco is the latest region in California to declare a stat

Delta, Hawaiian suspend some flights to South Korea in response to coronavirus

The Points Guy / 7h
While Delta is the first U.S. airline to announce a South Korean route suspension in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, other American carriers are waiving change fees for customers on South Korea flights.
The airline also plans to reduce service between Seoul and Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW) and Seattle (SEA) to five times weekly through April 30.

How to Create Multiple Google Contacts at Once

Lifehacker / 7h
Google has quietly reinstated the ability to batch-create and import multiple contacts to your Google account at once .
Adding multiple Google contacts is a slightly different process than its previous incarnation, but it’s still super easy.

Pope Francis wants you to give up being a jerk online for Lent

500+Engadget / 7h
During the weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square today, the Pope told the 12,000 people gathered to "disconnect from cell phones and connect to the Gospel," according to Vatican News , the Holy See's information service.
This Lent, Pope Francis said, "is a time in which to turn off the television and open the Bible."

It’s Facebook vs. the Bloomberg Campaign vs. the Internet

500+NYT > Technology / 7h
The Bloomberg campaign is putting out more memes on private Instagram accounts — and running faster than Facebook can keep up.
The ads posted on Wednesday are just the latest in a campaign that has been orchestrated though Meme 2020 , a collective of meme makers who run some of the largest and most influential meme pages on Instagram and have been contracted by the Bloomberg campaign.

Apple shareholders reject 'freedom of expression' and sustainability proposals

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Apple executives can breathe a sigh of relief today after two shareholder proposals were voted down. The tech giant's annual shareholders' meeting was held today at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, and, as was to be expected, the majority of voting shareholders fell in line with the Apple board's positions. Notably, according to 9to5Mac , two shareholder proposals were voted down: One would h

Data Breach at Controversial Face Recognition Firm Shows Company Can't Be Trusted, Officials Say

Clearview Recognition List300+Gizmodo / 7h
A security breach at a face-recognition startup, already embattled over its unfettered collection of Americans’ personal data on behalf of its hundreds of law enforcement clients, further underscores the potential hazards faced by consumers at the hands of a controversial and largely-unregulated surveillance technology , federal officials said on Wednesday.
Clearview told the Daily Beast that the breach did not grant the intruder access to its platform nor the search histories of any law enforcement client.

Amazon Manager Was Asked to Perform Racial Profiling, Lawsuit Alleges

100+Gizmodo / 7h
McCarrick, according to the suit, “was instructed by her direct supervisor to research the social media accounts of applications for employment to Amazon for the purpose of ascertaining race/ethnicity and gender”—actions she believed were against the law.
Furthermore, “during the meeting in which she was informed of her termination, it was communicated to her that her direct supervisor had admitted to utilizing social media accounts for the the purpose of ascertaining race and ethnicity.”

Eero just added Apple HomeKit support

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Eero today announced that it has added Apple HomeKit support to its lineup of routers. The idea of flipping the switch on HomeKit support is to make IoT setups more secure, but of course, there’s also the benefit of being able to control your router through the Apple Home app. Support is rolling out today, with Eero putting together a multi-part post on its help site to guide people through the s

How Bernie Sanders Plans to Pay for Everything

500+Lifehacker / 7h
How he’ll pay for it: Impose a Wall Street speculation tax that will raise $2.4 trillion over 10 years.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has spent the past several months promising to cancel student debt, provide Medicare for everyone, and stave off climate change.

OTT Airlines, China Eastern’s Odd New Subsidiary

61One Mile at a Time / 7h
Historically China Eastern has exclusively operated Airbus and Boeing planes, though later this year they’ll take delivery of their first-ever plane from Comac, an Aerospace company owned by the Chinese government.
Later this year China Eastern will be launching OTT Airlines, which will exclusively operate these Comac planes.

Apple will open its first India retail store in 2021

Apple India Tim Cook100+Engadget / 7h
CEO Tim Cook told attendees at Apple's annual shareholder meeting that the company would start selling its products online in India later in 2020, and would open its first official retail store in the country in 2021.
If Apple is going to keep iPhone sales going in a market that's cooling down, it may have to court regions where it previously hasn't sold well -- and it appears poised to do just that.

Grab your ticket: Only one week to TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020

94TechCrunch / 8h
With just one more week until TC Sessions: Robotics + AI 2020 kicks off, you don’t have much time left to save on tickets.
Snag your ticket now and save , because prices go up at the door.

China’s BGI says it can sequence a genome for just $100

500+New on MIT Technology Review / 8h
The Shenzhen company says the low cost will be possible with an "extreme" DNA sequencing system it plans to offer that is capable of decoding the genomes of 100,000 people a year.
“These systems would be priorities for really large-scale population genetics, million-person projects,” says Rade Drmanac, chief scientific officer of Complete Genomics, a division of BGI Group in San Jose, California, that developed the new technology.

NASA: Boeing Skipped Crucial Software Test of Starliner Spacecraft

500+Futurism / 8h
NASA has learned that Boeing did not perform a “full, end-to-end integrated test” of its astronaut-ferrying Starliner spacecraft with the rocket that’s supposed to launch it into orbit, the United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V, the Orlando Sentinel reports .
Members of NASA’s safety advisory panel told journalists that such a test is needed to ensure that all software systems respond to each other for every maneuver.

If You Want a Hangover Cure, Trust Science, Not Superstition

Futurism / 8h
In fact, it is the only hangover remedy with a formula that’s officially recognized as effective by the Food and Drug Administration.
Thus, whereas a regular Aspirin tablet can take up to 40 minutes to take effect, Blowfish starts working in just 15 minutes.

New York City May Crack Down on Grubhub and Other Food Delivery Apps

300+NYT > Technology / 8h
For almost a year, the City Council has warned major food delivery apps like Grubhub and Uber Eats that their business practices were hurting local restaurants in New York, and that legislation to regulate the industry might be in order.
The City Council will soon consider a package of bills that is believed to be the first local effort to regulate commissions, phone fees or some other aspect of the on-demand food delivery economy.

Facebook acquires VR gaming studio Sanzaru Games

SlashGear / 8h
Sanzaru Games, a California-based video game development company, has been acquired by Facebook, the company announced on Wednesday. The studio has produced a number of games over the past decade, the most recent examples including Spyro 3 Reignited and Asgard’s Wrath . The studio will be tasked with developing new games for Facebook’s Oculus VR gaming platform. The acquisition was recently annou

Have A Skincare Spa Day With Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask

Lifehacker / 8h
Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask | $10 | Amazon | Promo code KINJAA9X Skincare is so important. If not for your actual skin, but for the all around relaxation that comes from it. Infused with aloe and lactic acid, Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask will relax your skin and help with inflammation. Plus, it’s only $10 , so it’s cheap enough to give it a try. So why not grab a bottle, slap some on your face and close y

Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

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Who loves public domain access to tons of historically significant and utterly beautiful contend… now in 3D? With the internationally recognized Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license in effect, The Smithsonian launched their Open Access initiative this week to the public for the first time. This system’s launch included approximately 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models, rolling the lot directly int

Get Knife Edges Sharp Enough To Cut A Man With The Help Of Chef's Choice Electric Sharpener

Gizmodo / 8h
Best Home Deals Best Home Deals The best home, kitchen, smart home, and automotive deals from around the web, updated daily. Chef’s Choice Electric Knife Sharpener | $90 | Woot They say the biggest kitchen injuries happen when there are dull knives around. To that I present a solution — the Chef’s Choice electric knife sharpener . It’s $90 and made with 100% diamond abrasives, which basically mea

Facial recognition startup Clearview AI says its full client list was stolen

Clearview Recognition List400+Engadget / 8h
In a notification obtained by The Daily Beast , the company says a recent vulnerability allowed someone to gain "unauthorized access" to a list of all of its customers.
"Security is Clearview's top priority," Tor Ekeland, an attorney for the company, told The Daily Beast .

Ava DuVernay teams with 'Star Wars' veteran on Amazon sci-fi series

83Engadget / 8h
Ava DuVernay's Array Filmworks is partnering with Victoria Mahoney (who helped direct Rise of Skywalker as well as episodes of Grey's Anatomy , Power and You ) on an adaptation of Octavia Butler's acclaimed sci-fi novel Dawn , which tells the tale of a black woman who works with aliens to restore humanity after a centuries-old nuclear war.
This isn't Amazon's first Octavia Butler adaptation.

ShapeMeasure’s smart tool and robotic cutter let contractors measure once and cut never

200+TechCrunch / 8h
ShapeMeasure hopes to alleviate that pain with a device that automatically measures a space and a robotic mill that cuts the required lumber precisely to size, shortening and easing the process by huge amounts.
Painstakingly measuring every single stair and manually cutting wood to those many slightly different dimensions is extremely time-consuming.

In a historic first, one private satellite docks to another in orbit

500+Ars Technica / 8h
According to Northrop Grumman, the combined spacecraft stack will now perform on-orbit checkouts before MEV-1 starts to relocate the combined vehicle back into geostationary orbit, where Intelsat 901 will continue in service for five additional years.
Launched on a Proton rocket in October, the Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) has a fairly long history of development under various companies.

Artificial and Biological Neurons Just Talked Over the Internet

2KFuturism / 8h
Researchers in Switzerland, Italy, and the U.K. connected a series of neurons: two high-tech artificial neurons and one biological neuron cultured from a mouse’s brain, that were able to communicate back and forth over the internet in a highly similar way to how neurons pass along signals in the brain.
“On one side it sets the basis for a novel scenario that was never encountered during natural evolution, where biological and artificial neurons are linked together and communicate across global networks; laying the foundations for the Internet of Neuro-electronics,” Themis Prodromakis, a nanotechnology researcher and director at the University of Southampton’s Centre for Electronics Frontiers said in a press release .

Is Gmail Biased Against Elizabeth Warren or Is Everything Just Awful?

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One user replied to Stamos claiming that Warren’s campaign emails don’t use NGP Van’s mass-mailing compliance tech , which Gmail’s algorithms could take into account for filtering purposes, while Buttigieg’s emails do.
Investigative outlet The Markup discovered that, of all the presidential candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign emails never land in a Gmail user’s primary inbox.

SkyTeam deal alert: Fly business class to Europe starting at $1,769 R/T

The Points Guy / 8h
KLM is running a “Dream Deals” business-class sale from major U.S. cities, including San Francisco, New York and Washington, D.C. to Europe and beyond including Madrid, Amsterdam, Barcelona and even Amman at bargain prices.
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express ( 5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel ), Chase Sapphire Reserve , American Express® Gold Card , Citi Premier Card , Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases).

How to Fix the Gmail Bug That Won't Let You Empty Trash and Spam

70Lifehacker / 8h
As Android Police reports, last month’s version of Gmail still seems to have these “emptying” options intact, so sideload “Gmail 2019.12.30.289507923.release” onto your Android and don’t have it auto-update from the Google Play Store until you hear about a fix.
The easiest solution to this issue is a quirky one that you’ll have to repeat each time you want to restore the “Empty” option in your Trash or Spam.

How Self-Driving Car Makers Measure Their Own Progress

100+Wired / 8h
That’s where simulation is crucial, says Chris Urmson, who led Waymo in its early years and is now CEO of Aurora, which is developing self-driving tech for a variety of applications, including trucking.
As each function improves, “you can start crossing them off the list,” says Don Burnette, who runs the self-driving truck outfit Kodiak Robotics .

Tech giants 'should pay' for sharing user info

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President and senior fellow at TPI, Scott Wallsten explained to Reuters how it is necessary to quantify the value of privacy before analyzing company's privacy policies, saying:
The study found that German users want to be paid more for letting technology companies share their personal data with third-parties than US consumers do.

World’s First: Spacecraft Docks to Commercial Satellite In Orbit

300+Futurism / 8h
Northrop Grumman’s “Mission Extension Vehicle-1” (MEV-1) docked with a Intelsat 901, a communication satellite that’s been in orbit for 18 years.
To complete the demonstration, Intelsat changed the orbit of its older satellite to match MEV-1.

How To Use Your Handbrake To Improve Your Winter Driving

36Lifehacker / 8h
Knox is driving a front-wheel-drive Toyota Corolla with ABS enabled and winter tires, and he notes that it’s pretty similar to most cars in that it handles just fine in terms of acceleration and steering; it’s just in braking when things get sketchy.
The front of this car is set up with 70 percent of braking done with the front tires and 30 percent in the rear.

Lerer Hippeau leads $6M investment in Pinterest-like digital asset manager Air

200+TechCrunch / 8h
Brooklyn-based Air is building a digital asset manager for communications teams that aren’t satisfied with more general cloud storage options and want something that can show off visual files with a bit more pizzazz.
General-purpose cloud storage options from Google or Dropbox don’t always handle digital assets well — especially when it comes to previewing items, and Air’s more focused digital asset management competitors often require dedicated managers inside the org, the company says.

People survived the Toba supervolcano’s global winter after all

100+Ars Technica / 8h
But at the Dhaba site in Madhya Pradesh, India, archaeologists found stone tools in sediment layers spanning thousands of years before and after the eruption—evidence that human life went on.
A supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago wasn’t enough to stop humanity in its tracks, artifacts at a Paleolithic site in central India suggest.

Robots that teach autistic kids social skills could help them develop

200+New on MIT Technology Review / 8h
Matarić and her team at the University of Southern California created a machine-learning model that uses audio and video data, such as dialogue and eye contact, from autistic children’s interactions with the robot to predict whether they are engaged in a given training activity.
The robot then gave expressive feedback based on performance and the game personalized to the individual over time through a reinforcement-learning algorithm.

Toy Fair 2020 Madness: Mega-Pikachu, Beanie Baby Fashion, and More

84Wired / 8h
Matt Jancer is a staff writer for WIRED who focuses on reviewing outdoor gear. Previously, he spent a decade as a freelance writer covering automobiles, motorcycles, and lifestyle stories for magazines. Some of his longest gigs were at Car and Driver, Outside, Esquire, Playboy, and Popular Mechanics.

Particle lays off 10% of staff and co-founder departs after ‘turbulent period’

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But the company is only now emerging from what its co-founder and chief executive Zach Supalla called a “turbulent period,” prompting layoffs and cost-cutting to help stay afloat, TechCrunch has learned.
The layoffs of both engineering and support staff came just weeks after co-founder and chief technology officer Zachary Crockett quietly departed the company for “unrelated” reasons, said Supalla.

The Potato Skin Casserole Is a Cheesy Masterpiece

100+Lifehacker / 8h
Here, those fluffy insides become a creamy, tangy layer of sour cream and chive mashed potatoes that balances the crispness of the skins.
Once that’s done, put your potatoes on the middle rack of the oven and cook for 60 to 75 minutes (the skin should be crisp, the insides soft).

Tempo smart home gym combines weightlifting and machine vision

SlashGear / 8h
Yet another smart home gym has been announced, this one called Tempo. With a schedule to start shipping later this summer, Tempo will offer buyers a large home weightlifting system that includes a 42-inch display and machine learning. Users can expect a variety of workouts, as well as mobility and strength training. All of this is combined with 3D motion sensors and more. Smart home gyms are the

Report: Steven Spielberg Will No Longer Direct Indiana Jones 5

2KGizmodo / 8h
Variety reports that Spielberg has taken the decision step down from directing Indiana Jones 5 , but will remain attached to the project as a producer.
Indiana Jones is coming back for a fifth adventure—this we’ve known for ages, as the film’s been in a long development process.

Chicago’s M1 Finance, a consumer-focused fintech platform, reaches $1B under management

400+TechCrunch / 8h
Eagle-eyed readers will recall that we mentioned M1 Finance earlier today in our look at a few trends in the fintech industry. We’re back with the firm this afternoon as it has a bit of news that’s worth discussing. Chicago-based M1 Finance announced today that it has reached the $1 billion assets under management mark, or AUM. Reaching AUM thresholds provides useful milestones that we can use to

18 notable features on the new Virgin Voyages ship — and how they’ll impact your cruise

34The Points Guy / 8h
Prior to the launch of Scarlet Lady, Virgin Voyages said guests would be able to get a bottle of Champagne delivered anywhere on the ship just by shaking their phone.
Part of the marketing of Virgin Voyages and Scarlet Lady stressed how the line was going against the grain by doing away with fixed dining times and experiences, as well as eschewing buffets.

‘Konami Code’ creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has died

Konami Kazuhisa Hashimoto500+TechCrunch / 9h
Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, then start. Sound familiar? The Konami Code, as this sequence came to be known, is one of the most recognizable artifacts of an earlier era of gaming. Kazuhisa Hashimoto, its creator, has used up the last of his 30 lives. Hashimoto was a programmer at Konami, and created the code during the development of one of Konami’s best-known games of the

Facebook Claims It's Cracking Down on Ads Promising to Cure or Prevent Coronavirus

78Gizmodo / 9h
A spokesperson for the social media giant told Business Insider , which first reported the news, that it “recently implemented a policy to prohibit ads that refer to the coronavirus and create a sense of urgency, like implying a limited supply, or guaranteeing a cure or prevention.”
In late January, Facebook said in a blog post that in response to the coronavirus outbreak, it would begin removing content with “false claims or conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations and local health authorities that could cause harm to people who believe them,” specifically zeroing in on misinformation that discouraged users from seeking medical help or taking necessary precautions.

Starbucks embraces fake meat, starting in Canada

500+Engadget / 9h
Next week, when Starbucks rolls out its spring menu in stores across Canada, it will include one notable addition: a breakfast sandwich with Beyond Meat sausage.
Starbucks joins a growing list of brands that have added Beyond Meat's plant-based offerings to their menus.

What Is 'USB Fast Charging' and Why Does It Matter for Your Smartphone?

Samsung Galaxy S20100+Lifehacker / 9h
Many smartphones claim to have “fast charging” batteries, but if the Galaxy S20 line is the first to get the USB-IF’s official certification, what does that mean for other devices?
Technically, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10+ was the first of its devices to support 25W and 45W charging modes, and Samsung has already submitted the phone to receive the USB-IF’s Fast Charging certification as well.

How to Prepare for Coronavirus Without Panicking

100+Lifehacker / 9h
She emphasized that if you have shortness of breath or chest pain, it’s important to seek medical care, because that could indicate you have a more severe case of the disease.
Although it’s still rare outside of China, and there are only a handful of cases in the US, it’s reasonable to expect the disease to spread more before it’s contained.

This app can detect if devices are spying on you — Future Blink

52Mashable / 9h
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon created the Internet of Things (IOT) assistant app that is designed to scan IOT devices. Read more... More about Apps , Mashable Video , Internet Of Things , Internet Privacy , and Future Blink

Finding the best camping tent doesn't have to be a struggle

37Mashable / 9h
Whether you’re planning a family camping trip or a solo excursion in the backcountry, one of these tents is bound to work for you. By Simone Scully 2020-02-26 19:42:01 UTC Traveling isn't just about the destination. Carry On is our series devoted to how we get away in the digital age, from the choices we make to the experiences we share. It only takes one bad storm to make you realize the import

Air France KLM Flying Blue: Gold Status Challenge Available

View from the Wing / 9h
Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print pub

Harmonix reveals Fuser, a music game that makes you a festival DJ

Rock Band Harmonix FuserSlashGear / 9h
We’re well past the time when games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band were at the height of their popularity, but all this time, Harmonix has been plugging away by releasing various titles centered around music in one way or another. Today, the Rock Band and Dance Central developer announced a new title called Fuser , which puts players in the shoes of a festival DJ. That means instead of playing mu

Intel promises Full Memory Encryption in upcoming CPUs

AMD Ryzen Intel100+Ars Technica / 9h
Intel's Anil Rao and Scott Woodgate opened their presentation with a present-and-future discussion of Intel's SGX (Software Guard Extensions), but their coverage of the company's plans to bring Full Memory Encryption to future Intel CPUs was more interesting.
SGX is a set of x86_64 CPU instructions which allows a process to create an "enclave" within memory which is hardware encrypted.

Up to 91% More Expensive: How Delivery Apps Eat Up Your Budget

Uber Lyft Study Trips1KNYT > Technology / 9h
When you order through a delivery app, you pay multiple parties, including the driver and the companies that offer the apps, like Uber Eats and Postmates.
I focused my tests on DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub and Uber Eats, the four largest delivery apps in the United States .

Personal finance expert Nicole Lapin’s advice on Talking Points podcast

The Points Guy / 9h
Lapin and host Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, explain how experiences with credit card debt helped shape how they view their own finances and redefine what money means for them.
And I think that’s what I’ve always tried to make clear with, like, points — yes, credit cards can provide amazing value, but only if you’re not paying the interest and getting totally underwater with interest.

Uh Oh: Lufthansa Will Cut Ties With Condor

100+One Mile at a Time / 9h
Condor operates long haul flights out of Frankfurt and Munich, and they primarily use Lufthansa flights to provide regional feed
Lufthansa sold their shares in Condor to Thomas Cook between 2000 and 2007

The RG350 Is the Perfect Portable Retro Gaming Machine

100+Gizmodo / 9h
A few weeks ago we looked at the New Pocket Go , which is one of the most affordable entries in a new wave of portable consoles that rely on emulation to give gamers access to a giant back catalog of titles, including fully 3D games from popular systems like the Sony PlayStation.
Like the New Pocket Go, the RG350 can only play games through ROM files stored on a microSD card which is a legal gray area as we’ve explained many times before.

Apple tells moviemakers that villains can’t use iPhones, Rian Johnson says

Apple Johnson iPhones2KArs Technica / 9h
Enlarge / The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max running iOS 13. 47 with 41 posters participating Apple does not let filmmakers show villains using iPhones on camera, movie director Rian Johnson said in a new interview with Vanity Fair . "Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies, but—and this is very pivotal if you're ever watching a mystery movie—bad guys cannot have iPhones on cam

PlatinumGames' first original project looks like Ant-Man meets Godzilla

PlatinumGames PG Kamiya100+Engadget / 9h
Led by veteran director Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames has created stand-out titles on the behalf of major publishers for the past 14 years, churning out hits like Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 , The Wonderful 101 , Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance , Astral Chain and Nier: Automata .
"Unlike any of the games we've made so far, it's going to be a 100 percent PlatinumGames title," Kamiya said in a blog post .

China's Space Agency Reveals What It Learned from Deep Radar Probe of Moon's Far Side

77Gizmodo / 9h
The Chang’e 4 team has released the first ground-penetrating radar study of the Moon’s far side in a new paper .
The probe detected porous and granular material studded with boulders under the surface, a different kind of rock than is found on the Moon’s near side and likely the result of material dredged up by a large impact.

Red Pandas Might Actually Be Two Species

200+Gizmodo / 9h
Scientists have long known that there are two distinct groups of red pandas, typically thought to be separated by the Nujiang River that cuts through Burma, China, and Thailand.
The team also found evidence that the geographical divide between the two groups isn’t the Nujiang River after all, since panda populations living on either side of the river seemed genetically similar (other studies looking at the skulls of red pandas have suggested the same).

It's 2020, Charge Your Phone With An Anker Powerwave Pad

Gizmodo / 9h
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Anker Powerwave Charging Pad | $17 | Amazon | Promo code SDB25312 I don’t know about you guys, but I often forget to plug in my (somewhat ancient) iPhone 8 Plus almost every other night, despite the cord being right on my nightstand. I’m sure there are a couple of folks who do the same thing, and I’m here to t

How to Help Your Kids Build Self-Esteem

100+Lifehacker / 9h
Self-esteem comes from feeling loved and secure, and from developing competence, Taylor says, and although parents often shower their kids with the first two ingredients, competence—becoming good at things—takes time and effort.
Jim Taylor, author of the book Your Children Are Listening: Nine Messages They Need to Hear from You , tells Today’s Parent that trying to help our kids build up their self-esteem by constantly heaping praise on them is not the way to go.

A Meeting in Orbit Demonstrates a Space Junk Solution

500+NYT > Technology / 9h
For the first time, one commercial satellite has grabbed hold of another one in orbit around Earth, demonstrating a technology that could help reduce the proliferation of space debris around our planet by enabling the repair and refueling of dying spacecraft.
Intelsat removed the communications satellite from service in December and raised it to the same altitude as MEV-1 for this demonstration.

Cartesiam helps developers bring AI to microcontrollers

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The new NanoEdge AI Studio is the first IDE specifically designed for enabling machine learning and inferencing on Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers, which power billions of devices already.
As Cartesiam GM Marc Dupaquier, who co-founded the company in 2016, told me, the company works very closely with Arm, given that both have a vested interest in having developers create new features for these devices.

Farmer finds stone, reveals lost king-toppling society

SlashGear / 10h
A slab of stone the size of a small child was discovered in southern Turkey with clues pointing to a lost civilization. “My colleague Michele Massa and I rushed straight there, and we could see it still sticking out of the water, so we jumped right down into the canal—up to our waists wading around,” said Asst. Prof. James Osborne of the Oriental Institute. “Right away, it was clear it was ancien

GrubHub+ gets you free deliveries and cashback for $10 a month

100+Engadget / 10h
Even if you use Grubhub frequently, you'll want to check if your favorite take-out joints are participating in the program; both free delivery and cashback rewards are limited to restaurants that have enrolled in the program.
For Grubhub, it will be interesting to see if this new service can avoid the type of controversy the company has courted in the past.

Twitter opens its ‘Hide Replies’ feature to developers

300+TechCrunch / 10h
Last November, Twitter rolled out its Hide Replies feature to all users worldwide . The feature, largely designed to lessen the power of online trolls to disrupt conversations, lets users decide which replies to their tweets are placed behind an extra click. Today, Twitter is making Hide Replies available to its developer community, allowing for the creation of tools that help people hide the rep

Clearview AI, the facial-recognition company stealing Facebook photos, gets hacked

Clearview Recognition List200+Mashable / 10h
In a bombshell January story by the New York Times , it was revealed that Clearview had scraped billions of photos from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms.
According to a report by The Daily Beast , hackers accessed data including "its entire list of customers, the number of searches those customers have made and how many accounts each customer had set up."

Researchers find an animal without mitochondria

500+Ars Technica / 10h
Enlarge / Mitochondria, previously found in all animals, is now in all animals but one. 1 with 1 posters participating Eukaryotes are the branch of the tree of life with complex cells, containing a separate compartment for DNA, lots of internal compartments, and mitochondria that use oxygen to provide lots of energy. These features were so successful that we can't find any trace of a eukaryotic a

Facebook’s Libra Association adds crypto prime broker Tagomi

500+TechCrunch / 10h
TechCrunch has learned that $28 million-funded crypto startup Tagomi will be the newest member of the Libra Association that governs the Facebook-backed Libra stablecoin. A formal announcement is slated for Friday or next week. Tagomi offers a platform that helps large traders and funds easily access cryptocurrency markets. The news comes days after Libra added Shopify, a reversal of dwindling me

Disney's Attempts to Avoid the Errors of Mulan's Original Chinese Debut Might Be Undone By the Coronavirus

62Gizmodo / 10h
Not releasing day-and-date in China could deliver a huge blow to Disney’s hopes for the film, itself a radical re-invention of the animated movie that has been tweaked to try and cater the Chinese audience— retaining more elements from the classic Chinese epic ballad, and removing elements from the animated version, such as its original songs and characters like Mushu the dragon.
A new profile piece about Niki Caro’s live-action take on Mulan in the Hollywood Reporter goes into a few of the concerns beginning to emerge over the fact that the movie’s global March 27 release date may not actually end up being quite so global, especially in the Chinese market Disney is coveting.

Daily Crunch: Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down

Disney Chapek Bob Iger100+TechCrunch / 10h
Yesterday was a big day for executive moves, with Bob Iger stepping down as Disney CEO and Keith Block stepping down as Salesforce co-CEO. Meanwhile, Facebook has acquired another VR game studio and the owner of The Players’ Tribune has raised more funding. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 26, 2020. 1. Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position The Walt Disney Company annou

Brave Browser Integrates Wayback Machine to Automatically Find Deleted Web Pages

Brave the Wayback Machine100+How-To Geek / 10h
Tired of manually punching links into the Wayback Machine? As part of its newest update, the Brave desktop browser will automatically look up archived web pages when it encounters a broken or deleted website. Read This Article on Review Geek ›

History and safety combine in epic new Qantas safety video

The Points Guy / 10h
In celebration of its centenary year, Qantas has revealed a new inflight safety video, taking us through the years with painstaking attention to detail in recreating the aircraft, airports and uniforms of eras gone by since the 1920s.
Authentic original uniforms, but watch out for the hair!

A children's book about 'The Office' is here to inspire a whole new generation of fans

100+Mashable / 10h
The Office : A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary is set to publish on Oct. 6, 2020. Read more... More about Mashable Video , The Office , Children S Books , Office Reference , and Culture

Andreessen makes Ribbon Health the first investment from its $750 million new healthcare fund

100+TechCrunch / 10h
Most healthcare networks and hospital systems can’t even accurately account for the doctors they manage and which insurance plans those doctors accept — let alone how good those doctors actually are at providing care, according to Ribbon Health chief executive Nate Maslak.
There is a clear need for a single platform that can provide comprehensive, up-to-date data to enable informed decision making across health care, and we believe Ribbon is poised to lead in this space,” said Yoo, in a statement.

Minimize e-waste and get 5% extra cash for trading in your tech with Decluttr

52Mashable / 10h
TL; DR: As of Feb. 26, get an extra 5% on price valuation at Decluttr with the code MASH5. Your old smartphone used to spark so much joy, but now you’ve got the next generation with a better screen, more impressive cameras, and a longer-lasting battery. With 2020 already rolling out some enticing upgrades (are foldable phones really the future?), you might be considering your next trade-in even s

Apple may block VPNs from Chinese app store

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Apple's shareholders are preparing to vote on a proposal critical of the company's previous decision to remove VPN apps from the App Store at the request of the Chinese government.
The proposal on freedom of expression deals with the company's decision back in 2017 to remove VPN apps from its App Store in China.

Diablo 4 wishlist: 7 lessons Blizzard can learn from Diablo 3

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Players spent more time trading items at the auction house than actually playing the game.
The connectivity issues wouldn’t have been so much of a problem if you could play Diablo 3 offline.

Surface Duo may let you 'peek' at notifications

100+Engadget / 10h
To make up for that, Microsoft appears to have a software feature that will let you preview calls and notifications by opening the Surface Duo just a crack.
When it comes to the next generation of folding phones, Microsoft was right to choose dual displays over folding screens .

Logitech G and Herman Miller are teaming up to make a gaming chair

SlashGear / 10h
Logitech G has made a name for itself by selling PC gaming accessories, and after acquiring Blue Microphones a couple of years back, its product lineup now includes everything from standalone mics and webcams to gaming mice and keyboards. There’s one noticeable gap in that lineup, though, as Logitech G hasn’t entered the gaming chair space yet. That’s all about to change, as Logitech G and Herman

Surprise, surprise security experts are warning that 'high tech' voting and elections don't mix

Mashable / 10h
Putting a foundation of trust on electronic components that are hackable is not the answer. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Voting , High Tech , Voting Systems , and Voting Machine

We need to carpool way more according to studies of Lyft and Uber

28Mashable / 10h
Both Lyft and Uber have robust carpooling options including options to walk to a shared ride. Read more... More about Mashable Video , Uber , Ride Sharing , Lyft , and Ride Hailing Apps

All new iPhones might be forced to have a removable battery

100+TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 10h
That would mean that all brands wanting to sell in the EU would have to make sure each phone has a battery that can be removed by the user - and that even would include Apple, the company most resistant to legislation around its iPhone designs, if attempts to make it change ports in the past is anything to go by .
Well, leaked EU proposals could force smartphone manufacturers to to make all batteries removable.

One Form of Online Shopping Is Better for the Climate (It's Not Amazon)

100+Gizmodo / 10h
In a study published in Environmental Science and Technology on Wednesday, researchers compared the greenhouse gas footprints of the different ways people shop for fast-moving consumer goods, which are basically things you can buy from a supermarket that don’t require refrigeration.
People also generally use online-only retailers to buy fewer items at a time than they’d buy if they made a trip to the grocery store or ordered delivery from a supermarket, which makes each trip less energy-efficient (guilty as charged).

NTSB blasts Tesla, CalTrans, and NHTSA for Autopilot death

NTSB Tesla Autopilot300+Ars Technica / 10h
But there was plenty of blame to share—the board also excoriated the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency for providing utterly ineffectual oversight when it comes to so-called "level 2" driver assists, as well as California's highway agency CalTrans, which failed to replace a damaged crash attenuator in front of the concrete gore, which would in most likelihood have saved Huang's life.
The NHTSA has also been asked to work with SAE International "to develop performance standards for driver monitoring systems that minimize driver disengagement and account for foreseeable misuse of automation." Currently, the NHTSA only provides guidance for automakers wishing to sell products with a higher degree of automation, as opposed to features that are marketed as assists that require the human behind the wheel to remain in charge of situational awareness.

10 reasons the Chase Sapphire Reserve is ideal for living or traveling abroad

The Points Guy / 10h
With transfer partners that include Air France/KLM’s Flying Blue and British Airways , I can easily get around Europe using Ultimate Rewards points earned with my Chase Sapphire Reserve .
It’s simply throwing away money, as 85% of my transactions are made outside of the U.S. The Chase Sapphire Reserve doesn’t have these fees, so it’s a great card to use when traveling or living abroad.

YC just published a 70-page Series A guide so founders don’t tank their own prospects

200+TechCrunch / 10h
It’s really important that founders ask instead about what the VC is trying to learn from the diligence request, then call those customers so they’re ready, You also want to make sure that 15 investors aren’t calling the same customer so that [that person or company] isn’t overwhelmed.
This morning, Y Combinator is publishing a 70-page Series A guide based on its work with 190 YC companies over the last couple of years.

Watch Better Call Saul season 5 online: stream every episode of Breaking Bad's prequel from anywhere

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
While many US cable subscribers will find it easy to watch Better Call Saul season 5 online thanks to AMC's website and app, it gets a bit more complicated if you find yourself abroad and want to tune in to the latest episode live on Monday nights, rather than having to wait until Tuesday - by which time, the internet is obviously a sea of spoilers.
AMC Premiere: AMC's paid-for app lets you watch episodes of shows like Better Call Saul live and ad-free on most major devices and can be had for just $4.99 a month.

Should Robots Have a Face?

2KNYT > Technology / 11h
How this supermarket robot got its goofy eyes touches on a serious question: Will robots with friendly faces and cute names help people feel good about devices that are taking over an increasing amount of human work?
The company spent many months working with the firm Bossa Nova and researchers at Carnegie Mellon University to design a shelf-scanning robot that they hope both employees and customers will feel comfortable with.

Netflix's 'Love Is Blind' couples forced to endure each other for reunion special

100+Mashable / 11h
Send in the dancing lobsters! And a therapist. Image: netflix Editors independently select all products and services featured here. If you buy something through our links, we may receive a commission. By Alison Foreman 2020-02-26 09:55:31 -0800 In true reality romance fashion, Love Is Blind is getting a reunion. On Wednesday, Netflix announced the runaway nightmare that tempted strangers into ge

Making a more accurate pregnancy test for humpback whales

73Ars Technica / 11h
A recent paper in Nature Scientific Reports found evidence that the standard humpback whale pregnancy test was failing to spot a whole lot of pregnant females.
Previous research on humpback whales found that females with higher levels of progesterone in their blubber showed up with calves a year later, confirming that they had been pregnant.

Tesla driver was playing iPhone game during crash. Investigators blame Tesla and Apple.

NTSB Tesla Autopilot400+Mashable / 11h
Federal investigators found that a man who died in a Tesla crash was playing a video game at the time of the accident. And they had some harsh words for both Tesla and Apple. The National Transportation Safety Board held a hearing Tuesday about the March 2018 crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California. During the hearing, Chairman Robert Sumwalt made clear that Tesla has to be better

Game of Thrones prequel series: House of the Dragon's likely release date and more

36TechRadar - All the latest technology ne... / 11h
Five new Westeros-set shows went into development, and one Game of Thrones prequel series – set 8,000 years before the events of the parent show – was even ordered to pilot.
Set 300 years before Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will be based on Martin's 2018 book Fire and Blood, and focus on House Targaryen.

Lyon vs Juventus live stream: how to watch Champions League football from anywhere

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Scroll down to find out your football viewing options for tonight's match in some of the major Champions League watching countries around the world.
With the option of using a VPN service , you can tune in to a Lyon vs Juventus live stream tonight no matter where you are in the world.

GOG's new refund policy lets you return a game even if you've played it

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To put the new policy in perspective, Valve currently gives people up to 14 days to refund a game on Steam.
Whether GOG's new policy will push other stores like Steam to change their refund policies is hard to say.

Host a Movie Night Anywhere With Anker's Discounted Portable Projector

Gizmodo / 11h
Best Tech Deals Best Tech Deals The best tech deals from around the web, updated daily. Anker Nebula Capsule, Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector | $250 | Amazon | Use KINJAD4111 Take your binge-watching on-the-go with this discounted Anker Nebula Capsule mini projector . In his review, Shep said the product is “very well-made” and he appreciated the screen-mirroring feature. At $349 , this is one of the

These Lowkey $299 Indochino Suits Are Tailored to You and Your Budget [Exclusive]

20Lifehacker / 11h
Select Indochino Suits | $300 | Promo code KINJA19 As the great poet Kid Cudi once said, “Three-piece suit and I’m looking so cute.” For those aspiring to that level of self-confidence, let me tell you about a sale going on at Indochino right now. A wide range of suits—from Plaid Olive to Fineline Black— are available for $300 using the discount code KINJA19. Normally this formal wear is $400,

Virgin Australia Plans Long Haul Fleet Renewal

89One Mile at a Time / 11h
Reuters reports that Virgin Australia is planning to place an order for either Airbus or Boeing wide body jets to replace their current long haul fleet.
One interesting decision is that Virgin Australia plans to order just a single aircraft type, to give better economies of scale and fuel efficiency.

Get ready for PS5 with the latest PS4 controller and game deals from Walmart

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Walmart has you covered for that - it's latest PS4 game deals are cutting the standard prices of a range of titles down to the cheap positions we'd expect at this point in the console's life cycle.
You'll find cheap PS4 controller deals starting at just $41.99 this week, and these savings stick across a range of color and camo editions.

Could you live with this budget Android for four years?

100+Engadget / 11h
But Mittal said that if it really wanted to make the Teracube totally environmentally-friendly and be as modular and serviceable as the FairPhone 3 or Project Ara, it would take a lot of time and money, which it just simply doesn't have right now as a small startup.
That was when Mittal had the idea for Teracube : an Android smartphone with a four-year premium care warranty.

This double-decker airline seat is the stuff of budget travel dreams

100+The Points Guy / 11h
The brainchild of a self-proclaimed “perennial traveler” who has visited 171 countries, these seats offer business-class privacy and comfort at premium economy prices.
But where the Zephyr really shines is at bedtime, when each premium economy traveler gets to lie down — a luxury that isn’t always available even in some business class cabins.

How to Be More Patient

78Lifehacker / 11h
Which means that it could be easy for me to get frustrated when I’m stuck in a long, slow-moving line, whether I’m trying to buy a thing of milk or waiting to get through airport security.
The trick is to think as concretely as possible, which makes you perceive the wait time as shorter.

Panasonic is ending its solar cell partnership with Tesla

Panasonic Tesla New York400+TechCrunch / 11h
Panasonic’s decision to move away from global solar products has no bearing on Tesla’s current operations nor its commitment to Buffalo and New York State, according to Tesla, Zemsky said.
Panasonic said it will stop producing solar cells and modules at Tesla’s factory in Buffalo, N.Y., ending a four-year joint venture with the electric automaker.

Former NASA Scientist Absolutely Shreds Planet Emojis

100+Futurism / 11h
I'm a planetary scientist with published papers specifically on Saturn's atmosphere/rings, so thought it'd be fun to rank the "Ringed Planet" emojis
For example, Whatsapp and Apple took first and second, respectively, for their accurate patterns and coloration, appropriate spacing between rings, and nailing the angle of the planet’s axis.

Best Honor phones 2020: these are the top Honor handsets from Huawei's sub-brand

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Sure, it might be a little harder to get a hold of than its non-Pro version (featured lower on this list), but it's definitely worth looking into if you want a great Honor phone.
Arguably Honor's most 'premium' phone on this list is the Honor 20 Pro, which is certainly at least the top-end version of the 20 line (which, confusingly, the Honor View 20 isn't part of).

Fujifilm X-T4 announced with in-body image stabilization

SlashGear / 11h
Today Fujifilm announced the X-T4, the next flagship camera in the X series. There’s a lot of anticipation riding on this announcement, and the X-T4 has a number of features that may make it worth a look for photographers. Key among those big features is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). More specifically, the X-T4 is capable of five-axis IBIS, which works in tandem with the camera’s four-axis

Surface Duo phone “peek” feature leaked, prodding all other foldables

SlashGear / 11h
If there were a way to make Microsoft’s efforts with software for the Surface Duo work on a device like the LG V60 ThinQ, it’d be great. The latest leak of the Microsoft Surface Duo shows a device that’s on the cutting edge of feature functionality. It’ll be like a book, opening with a pair of displays that run software that’ll function sort of like a tablet, sort of like a phone, sort of like a

Researcher: Passing Star Could Yeet Earth Out of Solar System

1KFuturism / 11h
While it’s extremely unlikely, there is a chance that incoming stars that whip past the Earth could fling it out of the solar system, argues astrophycisist Paul Sutter on — the same scientist, you’ll recall, who released instructions for building your own DIY wormhole last year.
According to previous research , a star passing our solar system at the right angle with enough mass would have to “pass within the orbit of Jupiter to have a decent chance of knocking us from our orbit; otherwise, its gravitational influence is just too inconsequential,” notes Sutter.

Storytelling community Wattpad now lets you personalize adult content options

100+TechCrunch / 11h
Wattpad , the online storytelling community that’s home to some 80 million monthly users , has successfully tapped into the power of crowdsourcing to help uncover the next potential hits for media companies, including Netflix , Hulu , NBCU, Sony Pictures Television and others worldwide. It even launched its own YA book line to bring its online stories to a wider audience of young adults. Now, Wat

Costco Anywhere Visa Business Card review

The Points Guy / 11h
Despite its name, the card doesn’t only earn bonus rewards on Costco purchases, so it can be a useful card for many types of small businesses that already shop at Costco.
With the Costco Anywhere Visa Business Card , you’ll earn rewards based on the purchases you make with your card.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra gets a camera boost before it even goes on sale

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Samsung's Galaxy S20 doesn’t go on sale until March, but the company is clearly still prepping for launch by making improvements to its flagship phone’s camera before it hits shelves.
Those incoming improvements were spied by the folks at TizenHelp who spotted that Samsung was rolling out a new firmware version initially for the Galaxy S20 Ultra , which seems to have hit phones in Korea first, likely with a view to rolling it out to other territories where the S20 phones will drop.

Make a Lil' Chicken Soup in Your Instant Pot

100+Lifehacker / 11h
You can use whatever aromatics and vegetables you want, but I added a carrot for sweetness, a shallot instead of an onion, five cloves of garlic, and fresh ginger and herbs.
That, paired with the richness of the meat, the acid from the vinegar, and the sweetness from the carrot, makes a perfectly balanced broth for your pressure-poached hen to swim in.

Detroit-based Rocket Fiber acquired by Everstream

200+TechCrunch / 11h
Under the deal, Everstream is acquiring all of Rocket Fiber’s infrastructure, including its service platforms and fiber network.
Co-founder and CEO Mark Hudson said six to nine months ago the company started to look for ways to turbocharge Rocket Fiber’s growth.